WWE has been something that most Indians have grown watching, and for the first time an Indian woman will now be contesting in the classic WWE at Florida, and she is none other than Kavita Devi. The former MMA Champion from India is officially a part of the first ever Mae Young Classic and will enter the famous ring. The 33-year-old power-lifter will be a part of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)’s first ever women-only tournament and has been trained by former WWE champion ‘The Great Khali’ at his Punjab-based wrestling promotion and training academy.Also Read - Live Streaming WWE Money in the Bank 2021: When And Where to Watch Mega WWE MIB Event Live Online And on TV
The first-ever Mae Young Classic will take place from July 13-14 at Full Sail Live in Orlando, Florida. Kavita Devi, who hails from Haryana has already been a part of WWE Dubai tryout in April this year and will now be competing with 31 international female wrestlers from around the world. The international wrestling champion will be competing with famous female wrestlers like Tessa Blanchard, Abbey Laith, Taynara Conti and Alpha Female among others and the event is bound to be action packed. Also Read - Haryana Government Appoints Wrestler Babita Phogat, Kabaddi Player Kavita Devi as Sports Deputy Directors
Talking about representing India and its women on the international platform, Kavita Devi said, ““I am honoured to be the first Indian woman to compete in WWE’s first ever women’s tournament. I hope to use this platform to inspire other Indian women with my performance and make India proud.” And the Vice-President of WWE Talent Development, Canyon Ceman is delighted by the addition of Kavita into the competition. Also Read - Happy Independence Day: WWE Superstars John Cena, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns Wish Indian Fans on 73rd I-Day | WATCH VIDEO
Here is the confirmation tweet by WWE
Ceman spoke about the Dubai tryouts and said, “Kavita Devi gave a strong performance at WWE’s 2017 Dubai tryout. She is an athletic and extremely strong woman who demonstrated a solid grasp of the fundamentals of sports entertainment, and a passion for improving that will serve her well in WWE’s upcoming Mae Young Classic tournament.” The first female wrestling competition of WWE was named after one of the greatest WWE stars, May Young who is also a part of the WWE Hall of Fame.